Mixing, editing: A Hard Day’s Night album, Long Tall Sally EP songs

Studios One and Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

With The Beatles on tour in New Zealand, George Martin and his team at EMI Studios created a number of mono and stereo mixes for the A Hard Day's Night LP, and stereo mixes of songs already released on the Long Tall Sally EP.

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The day was divided into four separate sessions. The first took place from 10-11.30am in the control room of Studio One:

The second session took place from 11.30am-1pm.

Following a break for lunch, more stereo mixes were made from 2.30-5.30pm.

The day's final session switched to the control room of Studio Two, and lasted from 5.45-9pm. Tape copies were made of the following mixes:

  • Slow Down (mono)
  • Matchbox (mono)
  • Things We Said Today (stereo)
Travel: Sydney to Auckland
Live: Town Hall, Wellington, New Zealand
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